ENZYME IMMUNOASSAY TECHNOLOGY AND PAPER ASSAY KITS FOR PLANT PATHOGENS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Amount:
$249,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1985
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
1330
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Bio-metric Systems Inc.
9932 West 74th Street, Eden Prairie, MN, 55344
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Patrick E. Guire
 () -
Business Contact
Phone: (612) 941-0080
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
PLANT PATHOGENS COST PRODUCERS, PROCESSORS AND USERS SEVERAL BILLION DOLLARS PER YEAR IN YIELD AND QUALITY LOSSES AND CONTROL COSTS. ECONOMICAL AND EASY TO USE ASSAY KITS FOR THE EARLY DETECTION AND IDENTIFICATION OF PATHOGENIC VIRUSES AND MICROBES, WILL PERMIT LARGE REDUCTIONS IN CROP LOSSES THROUGH WISE PREVENTION (PARTICULARLY IN CERTIFICATION OF DISEASE-TESTED CULTIVARS) AND CONTROL PLANNING. THIS PROJECT IS AIMED TOWARDS THE EXTENSION OF CURRENT ENZYME IMMUNOASSASY TECHNOLOGY AND ITS USE IN THE SENSITIVE AND RAPID DETERMINATION OF PLANT PATHOGENS IN HOST AND VECTORS. COLORED BANDS WILL BE GENERATED UPON SIMPLE EXPOSURE OF THE ASSAY STRIP TO THE SAMPLE EXTRACT. INITIAL PATHOGEN TARGETS WILL BE POTATO VIRUSES

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